Egypt’s Net International Reserves (NIR) fell in November by 4.8 percent compared to October, reaching $17.7 billion, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced Sunday. 
It is the third consecutive monthly fall, following drops in September and October. 
Hisham Ramez. CBE governor, stated last week during the joint investment forum between Egypt and Arab Gulf countries that November’s NIR would shrink due to the state’s imports of staples such as wheat and fuel.
In November, the CBE returned a similar deposit to Qatar worth $500 million.
Qatar had deposited the funds with the CBE in late 2012,  under the rule of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.